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Lighting Technician Lead/Installs - Entertainment Production (Dallas, TX)

Location: New Castle
Posted on: September 25, 2022

Job Description:

ID: 1195Department: OperationsGemini Live Events LLC offers custom lighting and system designs based on our client's needs and budget. We specialize in stage lighting for all types of venues, architectural controls, interior, and exterior lighting for buildings.

Lead Lighting Technician/Installer

This position will be located at the Gemini facility in Dallas, TX.

This is a full time salaried exempt position

Salary will be commensurate with experience, and the range is 60K to 68K a year.

This position will be eligible for medical, dental and vision coverage on the 1st of the month following start date.

Ancillary benefits, including but not limited to Company 401K program, paid vacation and paid holidays are offered at 90 days of employment.

Lead Lighting Technician/Installer Position Overview:

This position will involve removing the client's existing equipment and installing the new equipment. This will include running new cable, replacing architectural stations and controls, updating system software and firmware when necessary; hanging and focusing the new LED stage lights, commissioning systems, and troubleshooting systems. This position is responsible for managing projects, ensuring on time, on budget deliverables, while supervising crew members. This role is client facing, as well as technical, ability to be muti-faceted and work in a variety of environments is paramount.

Essential Function of the Lead Lighting Technician/Installer: While not all-inclusive, the following is a list of primary and general duties. In addition to these listed duties, this position shall also perform other tasks as assigned, shall abide by all provisions of the Employee Handbook, and shall participate in all company initiatives and projects.

The Lead Lighting Technician Installer will:

1. Understand and follow DMX protocol for new lighting installations in venues and event spaces

2. Understand networking systems for proper installation

3. Pull/run cable and make terminations successfully and safely

4. Hang and focus lighting fixtures, including LED products

5. Program lighting console(s), GrandMA, ETC, Hog etc. and able to conduct basic training

6. Job project manager, quoting and ensuring the project is on time and on budget

7. Must be able to work on a lift, catwalk or scaffolding.

8. Will be or will be willing to be Lift certified

9. Able to commission lighting architectural systems and will be or willing to become a certified

factory technician, specifically ETC and Strand

10. Lighting and system design and drafting

11. Be willing to train other installers on all components of job requirements and installations

12. Be willing to lead and supervise a crew of installers

13. Client facing and POC for the customer and/or General Contractor, to include technical support

Required Education and Experience for the The Lead Lighting Technician Installer

1. Ability to follow safety protocols without exception.

2. Extensive knowledge in stage/entertainment lighting, DMX and network and control systems.

3. Knowledge of basic warehouse operations and equipment

4. Basic skills in the safe operation of standard hand and power tools.

5. Ability to work with minimal supervision.

6. Strong organizational skills and ability to work under frequently tight deadlines with accuracy.

7. Ability to quickly solve problems and issues.

8. Ability to follow written and verbal instructions of supervisors and communicate openly and

clearly with others.

9. Vectorworks proficiency preferred but not required

10. General knowledge of and understanding of safe rigging practices

11. Proficient at soldering connections

12. Proficient at operating a voltmeter

Work Environment of The Lead Lighting Technician Installer

This job operates in a warehouse, office, and venue/event space environment. This role involves frequent communication with internal employees and external contacts--via phone, email, and any other professional means of communication necessary. The person in this role will frequently and routinely work in a warehouse where temperatures can fluctuate from hot to cold. This person in this role will routinely be exposed to loud noises from both machinery and product. This person in this role will be able to traverse large events spaced and be able to work a min of 30 ft in the air.

Physical Demands of the Lead Lighting Technician/Installer

The person in this role must be able to both move about the jobsite frequently, walk, bend, stoop, stand and climb, and at times, remain stationary depending on the task or the shift of the day. This person must move about occasionally inside the office to access office machinery and to have routine contact with other facility individuals. The person in this role must effectively interact with employees and customers, obtain information, attend meetings as needed to complete the essential job duties. The person in this role must have the ability to move up to 100 lbs occasionally, and up to 50 lbs frequently, push, pull and move or traverse large event spaces. This person in this role will be comfortable and will frequently work at great heights.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work of the Lead Lighting Technician/Installer

This is a full - time position. Hours of work are typically an 8 hour day with breaks and lunches given per compliance with federal and state laws. This person in this role will typically work an 8 am to 5 pm schedule, except during high volume periods when evening and weekend work may be required. This position at some times will require overtime. There may be flexible work schedules implemented due to business needs. OT will be paid in accordance with local, state and federal laws.


This position requires some travel, up to 50%. Travel may be mixed -- local and outside the local area and overnight.

Preferred Education and Experience

College degree in technical theatre preferred but not required

Industry experience required, minimum 3-5 years in the entertainment and/or installation lighting

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Live Events Productions (and its affiliated companies) is an EEO Employer


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